An Improvised Tracheostoma Button Fabricated from Disposable Plastic Syringe

Authors

  • Reynerio M. Vencio Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Quezon City General Hospital
  • Emmanuel Tadeus S. Cruz Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Quezon City General Hospital

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32412/pjohns.v24i1.711

Keywords:

stomal stenosis, tracheostoma, stoma button

Abstract

Objective: To design inexpensive, easily fabricated stoma buttons for post-laryngectomy patients with stomal stenosis and patients who require prolonged tracheotomy.

 

Methods:       

Design: Surgical Instrumentation

Setting: Tertiary Government Hospital

Participants: Tracheostoma buttons fabricated from 3 or 5 cc disposable plastic syringes were tested on two post-laryngectomy patients with stomal stenosis and a tracheotomized patient with bilateral vocal cord paralysis.

 

Results: The tracheostoma buttons were inexpensive and relatively easy to fabricate. They were easily inserted and well tolerated by all three patients, compared to previously-used commercially-available tracheotomy tubes.

 

Conclusion: In a developing country setting, improvised tracheostoma buttons made from disposable plastic syringes may be viable alternatives to commercially-available stoma buttons or tracheotomy tubes. Clinical trials on more subjects should be conducted to assess parameters for use and long-term efficacy and safety issues.

 

Keywords: stomal stenosis, tracheostoma/stoma button

           

 

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Published

2009-06-15

How to Cite

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Vencio RM, Cruz ETS. An Improvised Tracheostoma Button Fabricated from Disposable Plastic Syringe. Philipp J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg [Internet]. 2009 Jun. 15 [cited 2022 Aug. 19];24(1):27-31. Available from: https://pjohns.pso-hns.org/index.php/pjohns/article/view/711

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